America's Opioid Epidemic & the Law

Presented by San Diego County Law Library & Barbara Durham & Tara Bohanon

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Course Description

Length: 1h 4min    Published: 5/24/2017    
With changes in medical standards of care regarding pain management, there has been a significant increase in the amount of opiate prescriptions and, consequently, a remarkable increase in opiate-related overdoses and death. Families of celebrities and lay-people, alike, are beginning to hold doctors legally accountable for the opiate-related deaths of their loved ones. What does this mean for lawyers, and how can lawyers optimize the medical records pertaining to these cases?

Goals:
1. To educate lawyers on developments in hospital pain management standards that are being implemented related to increased incidences of overdose and death from doctor-prescribed pain medication.
2. To educate lawyers on potential legal impact of above-mentioned developments.
3. To educate lawyers on how to optimize their clients’ medical records in opiate-related cases.

Learning Objectives
* Explore developments in hospital pain management standards related to increased incidences of overdose from pain medication
* Understand the potential legal impact of pain management standards
* Learn how to optimize clients' medical records in opiate-related cases

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Presented By:

San Diego County Law Library

San Diego, California

Barbara Durham

San Diego, California

Tara Bohanon

San Diego, California

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